Applying To Multiple Company Paid CDL Programs

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Road Weary Trucker's Comment
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If a prospect sends out multiple applications and gets an invitation to attend orientation from multiple companies, does it look bad or in any way affect the prospects standing with the company if they do not follow up or accept the invite?

For example: If I apply to Swift, Prime, Wilson and all 3 invite me to attend orientation, how do I handle responding to the other 2 that I have decided not to attend?

Old School's Comment
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If a prospect sends out multiple applications and gets an invitation to attend orientation from multiple companies, does it look bad or in any way affect the prospects standing with the company if they do not follow up or accept the invite?

Hey Donco, this is just everyday business for these recruiters. Don't worry about making yourself look bad. Each of them knows there are other companies offering you employment. Don't take offense here, but right now you are just one more questionable rookie on their list. You are not required to accept their invite, but it is polite to let them know you have decided to attend elsewhere. You won't be burning any bridges. Just let them know what you are doing. You can simply send an email stating, " Thanks for your offer of employment. At this time I have decided to go with Brand X. If things don't work out like I'm expecting, I will get back in touch with you."

This kind of thing happens to these recruiters hundreds of times each week. It's the nature of their business. It's sort of like a sales position. They are quite unaffected by rejections. They get them daily. Should things not work out over at Brand X, the other folks will be happy to talk with you again when you contact them.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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No you'll be fine, they rather you back out before they get too invested in you anyway. I had a orientation set up and then changed my mind let the guy know and he was grateful I didn't keep stringing them along.

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